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List of college athletic programs in Ohio

The main article is College sports.


  • This list is in a tabular format, with columns arranged in the following order, from left to right:
    • Athletic team description (short school name and nickname), with a link to the school's athletic program article if it exists. When only one nickname is listed, it is used for teams of both sexes. (Note that in recent years, many schools have chosen to use the same nickname for men's and women's teams even when the nickname is distinctly masculine.) When two nicknames are given, the first is used for men's teams and the other is used for women's teams. Different nicknames for a specific sport within a school are noted separately below the table.
    • Full name of school.
    • Location of school.
    • Conference of the school (if conference column is left blank, the school is either independent or the conference is unknown).
  • Apart from the ongoing conversions, the following notes apply:
    • Following the normal standard of U.S. sports media, the terms "University" and "College" are ignored in alphabetization, unless necessary to distinguish schools (such as Boston College and Boston University) or are actually used by the media in normally describing the school (formerly the case for the College of Charleston, but media now use "Charleston" for that school's athletic program).
    • Schools are also alphabetized by the names they are most commonly referred to by sports media, with non-intuitive examples included in parentheses next to the school name. This means, for example, that campuses bearing the name "University of North Carolina" may variously be found at "C" (Charlotte), "N" (North Carolina, referring to the Chapel Hill campus), and "U" (the Asheville, Greensboro, Pembroke, and Wilmington campuses, all normally referred to as UNC-{campus name}).
    • The prefix "St.", as in "Saint", is alphabetized as if it were spelled out.


  • NCAA 1
    • Division I 1.1
    • Division II 1.2
    • Division III 1.3
  • NAIA 2
  • NJCAA 3
  • Ohio Regional Campus Conference 4
  • USCAA 5
  • NCCAA 6
  • Independent 7
  • See also 8


Division I

Team School City Conference
Akron Zips University of Akron Akron Mid-American
Bowling Green Falcons Bowling Green State University Bowling Green Mid-American[a 1]
Cincinnati Bearcats University of Cincinnati Cincinnati The American
Cleveland State Vikings Cleveland State University Cleveland Horizon
Dayton Flyers University of Dayton Dayton Atlantic 10[a 2]
Kent State Golden Flashes Kent State University Kent Mid-American
Miami RedHawks[a 3] Miami University Oxford Mid-American[a 4]
Ohio Bobcats Ohio University Athens Mid-American
Ohio State Buckeyes Ohio State University Columbus Big Ten[a 5]
Toledo Rockets University of Toledo Toledo Mid-American
Wright State Raiders Wright State University Fairborn Horizon
Xavier Musketeers Xavier University Cincinnati Big East
Youngstown State Penguins Youngstown State University Youngstown Horizon[a 6]
  1. ^ Bowling Green men's ice hockey plays in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
  2. ^ Dayton football plays in the Pioneer Football League.
  3. ^ National media generally refer to the school as "Miami (Ohio)" to distinguish it from the University of Miami in Florida.
  4. ^ Miami men's ice hockey plays in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.
  5. ^ Ohio State's women's ice hockey team plays in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
  6. ^ Youngstown State football plays in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

Division II

Team School City Conference
Ashland Eagles Ashland University Ashland Great Lakes
Cedarville Yellow Jackets Cedarville University Cedarville G-MAC
Central State Marauders Central State University Wilberforce Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)
Findlay Oilers University of Findlay Findlay Great Lakes
Lake Erie Storm Lake Erie College Painesville Great Lakes
Malone Pioneers Malone University Canton Great Lakes
Notre Dame Falcons[b 1] Notre Dame College South Euclid Mountain East
Ohio Dominican Panthers Ohio Dominican University Columbus Great Lakes
Tiffin Dragons Tiffin University Tiffin Great Lakes
Urbana Blue Knights Urbana University Urbana Mountain East
Ursuline Arrows Ursuline College Pepper Pike G-MAC
Walsh Cavaliers Walsh University North Canton Great Lakes
  1. ^ Media refer to the school as "Notre Dame (Ohio)" in order to distinguish it from the far better-known University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Division III

Team School City Conference
Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets Baldwin Wallace University Berea Ohio
Bluffton Beavers Bluffton University Bluffton Heartland Collegiate
Capital Crusaders Capital University Bexley Ohio
Case Western Reserve Spartans Case Western Reserve University Cleveland UAA
Defiance Yellow Jackets Defiance College Defiance Heartland Collegiate
Denison Big Red Denison University Granville North Coast
Franciscan Barons Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville Allegheny Mountain
Heidelberg Student Princes Heidelberg University Tiffin Ohio
Hiram Terriers Hiram College Hiram North Coast
John Carroll Blue Streaks John Carroll University University Heights Ohio
Kenyon Lords and Ladies Kenyon College Gambier North Coast
Marietta Pioneers Marietta College Marietta Ohio
Mount Union Purple Raiders University of Mount Union Alliance Ohio
Mount St. Joseph Lions College of Mount St. Joseph Cincinnati Heartland Collegiate
Muskingum Fighting Muskies Muskingum University New Concord Ohio
Oberlin Yeomen Oberlin College Oberlin North Coast
Ohio Northern Polar Bears Ohio Northern University Ada Ohio
Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware North Coast
Otterbein Cardinals Otterbein University Westerville Ohio
Wilmington Quakers Wilmington College Wilmington Ohio
Wittenberg Tigers Wittenberg University Springfield North Coast
Wooster Fighting Scots College of Wooster Wooster North Coast


Team School City Conference
Cincinnati Christian Eagles Cincinnati Christian University Cincinnati Kentucky
Lourdes Gray Wolves Lourdes University Sylvania Wolverine-Hoosier
MVNU Cougars Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon Crossroads
Northwestern Ohio Racers University of Northwestern Ohio Lima Wolverine-Hoosier
Rio Grande Red Storm University of Rio Grande Rio Grande Kentucky
Shawnee State Bears Shawnee State University Portsmouth Mid-South
Wilberforce Bulldogs Wilberforce University Wilberforce Independent


Team School City Conference
Cincinnati State Surge Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati Ohio CC
Columbus State Cougars Columbus State Community College Columbus Ohio CC
Cuyahoga Challengers Cuyahoga Community College Parma Ohio CC
Edison Chargers Edison Community College Piqua Ohio CC
Lakeland Lakers Lakeland Community College Kirtland Ohio CC
Lorain County Commodores Lorain County Community College Elyria Ohio CC
Owens Express Owens Community College Toledo Ohio CC
Sinclair Tartan Pride Sinclair Community College Dayton Ohio CC

Ohio Regional Campus Conference

Team School City
Akron-Wayne Warriors University of Akron, Wayne College Orrville
Miami-Hamilton Harriers Miami University Hamilton Hamilton
Miami-Middletown ThunderHawks Miami University Middletown Middletown
Ohio State-Lima Barons Ohio State University, Lima Campus Lima
Ohio State-Mansfield Mavericks Ohio State University, Mansfield Campus Mansfield
Ohio-Chillicothe Hilltoppers Ohio University-Chillicothe Chillicothe
Ohio-Eastern Panthers Ohio University Eastern Campus St. Clairsville
Ohio-Lancaster Cougars Ohio University Lancaster Lancaster
Ohio-Zanesville Tracers Ohio University-Zanesville Zanesville


Team School City Conference
Cincinnati-Clermont Cougars University of Cincinnati Clermont College Batavia Independent
Southern State Patriots Southern State Community College Hillsboro Independent
Valor Christian Warriors Valor Christian College Columbus Independent
Wright State-Lake Lakers Wright State University Lake Campus Celina Independent


Team School City Conference
Ohio Christian Trailblazers Ohio Christian University Circleville Independent


Team School City Conference
Clark State Eagles Clark State Community College Springfield Independent
Kent State Tuscarawas Golden Flashes Kent State University at Tuscarawas New Philadelphia Independent
Ohio Mid-Western Rams Ohio Mid-Western College Cincinnati Independent

See also

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